§ Mr. Cant
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what are the reasons why copies of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, which became operative in part on 13 January, have only recently become available; and why many of the regulations under the Act have still not been received by local authorities.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
TheLocal Government, Planning and Land Act was published on 11 December 1980. Six statutory instruments relating to the Act have been received and published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office which generally completed the distribution of promulgation copies of the Act itself and of the three consequent orders to local authorities within a few days.